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Museum curator’s efforts recognised

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By Amy Duffy
Museum curator's efforts recognised
DUMFRIES and Galloway aviation museum curator David Reid has received a lifetime achievement award.
It was given to Mr Reid by Aviation Heritage UK for services to aviation preservation over the last 45 years.
He said: “The museum has been a member of Aviation Heritage UK since about 1977 and until recently attended meetings all over the UK.
“I am very honoured to receive the award but without the support of the volunteers and supporters over the years the museum would not exist – to you all, my sincere thanks.”
Last year was a restricted season for the museum but ended up being one of their best and busiest yet.
So many people decided to staycation as it wasn’t as easy to go abroad, which meant that an entirely new group of visitors went to the Heathhall site and discovered a great, family friendly day out.
Mr Reid insisted that the award was not just for him, but for all of the volunteers who work tirelessly to run the place.
He said: “The country couldn’t survive without volunteer run attractions.
“And of course I need to give a big thank you to my family for putting up with me using all my free time volunteering at the museum.”
The museum will open in March for two days a week, with the possibility for more days during the busier season depending on volunteer numbers.
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